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Author Topic: E51DOM/mm AKA 3Z9DX  (Read 525 times)
NU1O
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« on: November 10, 2018, 08:07:06 AM »

I meant to write this during the week but I'm just getting around to it.  I had my beam to South Africa the other day and I heard a station signing E51DOM/mm.  When he came back to me he said he recognized my call and he gave me his home call.  I thought I was working the Pacific long path but Dom said he was close to South Africa.  He said he was doing prep. work for an island South of him which I assumed was Bouvet.

The next day I had spotlight prop. to S. Africa, and I had a QSO with a station in Capetown for over half an hour.  Out of the blue Dom gave me a call saying I was the only Stateside station he was hearing.  He must have been very close to Capetown, or docked, because Dom and the ZS station were talking about meeting for lunch.

I didn't want to push Dom for details over the air but it looks like his plans to activate Bouvet may be close to fruition.

QSOs were on 20 meters.

73,

Chris  NU1O
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W1NK
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 05:33:57 PM »

I suspect what you’re suspecting Chris.  Rebel Dx’s FB page is showing the group in ZS.

Frank, W1NK
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N5PG
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 10:22:05 PM »

Pics from them in Capetown: https://bouvetoya.org/3yoi-team-in-cape-town/
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KY6R
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2018, 08:30:31 PM »

These guys will get the job done. It won't be easy . . .
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NU1O
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 06:41:37 AM »

I don't use Facebook. I recall Dom stating his trip would cost much less than the other guys spent.  Anybody know how much he's raised to date and what his projected budget it?

Thanks.

NU1O
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SM5GLC
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2018, 10:20:08 AM »

https://dx-world.net/3y0i-bouvet-island/
Says 225k budget and still need 95k. This was in july.
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